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Today's News

  • BHS Jackets upbeat about hoops hopes

    There’s a feeling of hoops optimism in the Buford High School basketball program for the 2011-12 season.

    The BHS boys, who earned a Class AA Upper State postseason bid last winter, return a solid nucleus from last season.

    The Lady Jackets sport a veteran team and are hopeful on improving their record and earning a playoff bid.

    Coach Neil Couch’s second BHS boys team is led by senior post player Marcus Brown, an all-region pick who averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.

  • Palmetto United Fury continues solid soccer play with third straight crown

    Ryan Nelson

    Palmetto United Futbol Club

    The Palmetto United Futbol Club GU12 Fury continued its success in impressive fashion.

    The Fury won  its third straight soccer tournament to bring home the title in the top division of the Capital Area Soccer League Girls Shootout in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 5-6.

    The PUFC Fury, based out of Fort Mill, has team members from the surronding area of Indian Land, Lake Wyllie, Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Clover.

  • Teen arrested in shooting of deputy

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was arrested Friday morning, only hours after he was involved in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy at a local restaurant.

    Rodrick Darnell Caskey, 1781 Baker St., may face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery in the case. 

  • Council OKs industrial park plans still on

    Lancaster County is moving along with plans for two industrial-park agreements with bordering counties. 

    County Council unanimously passed second reading Monday of an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Chester County. 

    As part of the plan, the two counties will share revenue generated through business parks in the respective counties. 

    Nienty-nine percent of taxes collected from AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. in Lancaster will go to Lancaster County, and 1 percent will go to Chester. 

  • Argument in club leads to drive-by shooting

     Police continue to probe a Nov. 11 early-morning drive-by shooting incident that reportedly stemmed from an nightclub argument over a woman. 

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to the vicinity of Porter Belk Lumber Co. at Old Camden Road and South Market Street about 3 a.m. after getting a call of gunfire in the area. 

  • Magazine wins national awards

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    for The Lancaster News

    A local magazine put together by a dedicated team of volunteers has won three national media awards.

    National Mature Media, based in Illinois, awarded Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes magazine a Merit Award for its September 2010 issue. 

    Contributing writers Yuri Kita and Carol Ritter each won Merit Awards for their stories dealing with World War II in the magazine, too. 

    A labor of love

  • Entries sought for Christmas parades

    Staff Reports

    Area communities are gearing up for the holidays and will kick them off with their annual parades.

    Fort Lawn

    The Town of Fort Lawn seeks entries for its Christmas parade to be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10. The rain date is 3 p.m. Dec. 11. There is no fee for parade entries. There will be a float judging contest with prizes for the winners. First place receives $150, second place receives $75 and third place receives $50. 

  • Bullet damages home

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Police are saying a bullet found in a family's bathroom was the result of an accidental shooting. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to a home in the 2500 block of Pardue Street just before 7 p.m. Nov. 4, after a resident reported a bullet found under a bathroom sink.

  • Thanksgiving surprise

    Jane Alford

    jalford@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – The almost 200 families who lined up Nov. 15 at Belair United Methodist Church to get groceries from the Second Harvest truck got  a Thanksgiving surprise. 

    “With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be a good idea if the folks who came for food could go home with a turkey for their table,” said Jim Northrup, an elder with Faith Presbyterian Church, which sponsored the distribution, along with Belair UMC. 

  • Troop awards three new Eagles Scouts

    Staff Reports

    Boy Scout Troop 275 recently awarded three of its members the prestigious Eagle Scout award in a single ceremony.

    Kevin Kimbrell, Levi Laney and John Shirlen all received their Eagle awards during the Oct. 29 ceremony at Belair United Methodist Church.  

    Eagle Scout is the highest award a Boy Scout can achieve. Only 2 percent of boys who join the Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.